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  • 1. 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt All about the Neuron The Mighty Brain Neurological Disorders Neuroscience Methods Come to Your Senses
  • 2. Another name for a “nerve cell.”
  • 3. What is a neuron ?
  • 4. The part of the neuron that brings information to the cell body.
  • 5. What is a dendrite ?
  • 6. The part of the neuron that takes information away from the cell body.
  • 7. What is the axon ?
  • 8. The junction between two neurons.
  • 9. What is a synapse ?
  • 10. The explosion of electrical activity sent down an axon when a neuron sends information.
  • 11. What is an action potential ?
  • 12. The weight of the adult human brain.
  • 13. What is about 3 pounds or 1.4 kilograms ?
  • 14. The two main divisions of the nervous system.
  • 15. What are the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system ?
  • 16. Area of the brain responsible for thought, language and planning.
  • 17. What is the cerebral cortex ?
  • 18. Connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
  • 19. What is the corpus callosum ?
  • 20. Name of the man who survived after an iron rod went through the frontal lobe of his brain in 1848.
  • 21. Who is Phineas Gage ?
  • 22. Memory loss, dementia, depression, social withdrawal; plaques and tangles.
  • 23. What are symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease ?
  • 24. Disease characterized as an electrical “ brainstorm.”
  • 25. What is epilepsy ?
  • 26. Excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations.
  • 27. What are symptoms of narcolepsy ?
  • 28. Transmitted by ticks; joint pains, chills, fever and headache.
  • 29. What is Lyme disease ?
  • 30. Weakness, paralysis, death of neurons in the motor cortex and spinal cord; named for a famous baseball player.
  • 31. What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • 32. General term for someone who studies the nervous system.
  • 33. What is a neuroscientist?
  • 34. Uses detection of radio frequency signals produced by displaced radio waves in a magnetic field.
  • 35. What is MRI ? (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • 36. Electrical activity of the brain recorded with scalp or brain electrodes.
  • 37. What is an EEG? (Electroencephalography)
  • 38. Scanning method that detects radioactive material that is injected or inhaled to produce an image of the brain.
  • 39. What is PET ? (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • 40. Brain scan that uses a series of X-ray beams passed through the head.
  • 41. What is a CT scan ? (Computed Tomography Scan)
  • 42. Another name for the sense of sight.
  • 43. What is vision ?
  • 44. Lobe of the brain important for hearing.
  • 45. What is the temporal lobe ?
  • 46. Sour, sweet, salty, bitter and umami.
  • 47. What are the five basic tastes ?
  • 48. Free nerve endings, Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini endings.
  • 49. What are sensory receptors in the skin?
  • 50. Location of photoreceptors in the eye.
  • 51. What is the retina ?